Smashing Pumpkins Announce Fall 2012 Tour Dates
Smashing Pumpkins‘ latest album, ‘Oceania,’ is a Top 5 hit — and Billy Corgan and company are doing their part to bring the music to fans, putting together a healthy run of tour dates that will keep them on the road for most of the rest of the year.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Songs ‘Magpies on Fire’ and ‘Victorian Machinery’
The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ vault-clearing campaign, which started earlier this month with the release of the ‘Strange Man’/'Long Progression’ single, is continuing according to plan.
Chad Kroeger on Being Engaged to Avril Lavigne: ‘I Feel Like the Luckiest Person Alive"
We know what you want, Loudwire readers, and we’re giving it to you: More glorious details regarding the rock ‘n’ roll love story of the year. You’ve read the news about Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger getting engaged to Avril Lavigne, you’ve pored over all the best Twitter reactions, and you’ve loaded our wedding playlist into all of your portable music players. Now, we’re bringing you the really good
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Appears in Dave Grohl Documentary Clip
It’s the documentary film that rock fans have been waiting all year to get a glimpse of — and now Dave Grohl has obliged with a couple of clips from ‘Sound City,’ his upcoming tribute to the legendary studio of the same name.
Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill and Wife Post First Photo of Baby Daughter
Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill has been putting the band’s hiatus to good use, welcoming his first child with Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge into the world on June 21 — and now the happy couple has introduced young Dixie Pearl to the world at large.
Pizza Hut and Home Depot Deny Using Black Keys’ Music for Ads
In a development that shouldn’t surprise anyone, anywhere, Pizza Hut and Home Depot are fighting a lawsuit brought against them by the Black Keys that alleges the two chains stole the Keys’ music for a pair of ads.
Tears for Fears vs. Nine Inch Nails – Song Parallels
Before they topped the charts by sowing the seeds of love, the guys in Tears for Fears used synths and stomping beats to exorcise emotional demons — and before he became an Oscar-winning composer, so did Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. As it turns out, that isn’t all they have in common.
Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Bashes Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
One of the things that can be frustrating about being an artist is your inability to control the way your work is interpreted or enjoyed — as Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello is rediscovering this week, upon learning that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a big fan of his band.
Axl Rose Suffers Partial Defeat in ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit
Axl Rose‘s ongoing quest to wrest a $20 million judgment from video game makers Activision was dealt a setback yesterday (August 14), when a judge indicated Rose’s allegations of fraud would be dismissed — but he allowed another claim in the suit to stand, leaving the legal battle open for another round.
Frank Ocean Cancels Tour, Including Dates With Coldplay
Bad news for fans hoping to see Frank Ocean on the road during his upcoming European tour: They’ve been cancelled, starting with his last-minute decision to pull out of his planned appearance at Sweden’s Way Out West festival on Saturday (Aug. 11).
Ronnie James Dio’s Childhood Home Up for Sale on eBay
If you’ve got about $100,000 to burn, want to own a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history, and don’t mind relocating to upstate New York, good news: You can enter the bidding to own the house that metal legend Ronnie James Dio grew up in.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Off B-Side Releases with ‘Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression’
They told you they had a bunch of B-sides stored up in the vaults and ready to release, and now the Red Hot Chili Peppers are starting to dole out all those goodies they promised — beginning with the new 7″ single ‘Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression.’